Virginia’s Most Beautiful Landscapes Surround This High-Tech University Town

Blacksburg, Virginia is a small town with big character. Located in a scenic area, surrounded by national parks and the Blue Ridge Mountains, Blacksburg is a great outdoor escape for bikers, hikers, and nature-lovers. It’s also home to Virginia Tech, making it a town bustling with fresh minds and a thriving cultural center that makes you feel like you’re in a big city.

Enjoy a Classic Fall Festival

Sinkland Farms’ Annual Pumpkin Festival is a must-see when visiting Blacksburg in the Fall. Not only does it have the traditional seasonal activities like hayrides, a corn maze, and a petting zoo, but on weekends there are beer and wine tastings and chainsaw and lasso demos. The event is dog-friendly, and all pumpkins are under $10, making it a great spot to mingle with locals and have a good time with the family.

Find Your Rhythm on the Trail

Located right between the Blue Ridge Mountains, Blacksburg is a superb destination for hitting the trails. Here you can say you hiked part of one of the longest trails in the world, the Appalachian Trail, which meanders through the nearby Giles County. Another favorite is the Cascades National Recreation Trail, a 4-mile loop featuring a stunning 66-foot waterfall, a perfect place to stop for a picnic.

Discover the Art Scene

The Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts houses an array of performance spaces that span music, theatre, and art. Delve deep into a seminar about the Virginia-based writer Edgar Allan Poe, or listen to the musical stylings of baroque trumpeter, Sarah Rushing. At the Moss Art Center, you can be part of the art by contributing to the thousands of hexagons that make up the Multiply art exhibition.

An Outdoor Adventure

The Inn at Virginia Tech is the go-to spot for those looking to make the most out of their Blacksburg experience. The only hotel on campus, you’ll be right in the center of it all, and right now they’re offering a fall special Outdoor Adventure Package so you can start your vacation off right.

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